"I've been asked to decorate the church's Christmas tree for the Christmas tree festival and obviously I want it to stand out from the others. Any ideas? (Other than dousing it in petrol and setting it on fire as that will only last a few minutes)."I have come up with several ideas for decorating your tree and will post them on the blog with links to great tutorials etc. Au Natural ~ A naturally decorated tree sourcing items form nature and the food cupboard. Componants:
You can also dry chillis and hawthorn berries (leave on the twigs) and Rosehips, (leave in clusters) by placing them whole on the oven tray.
Star Anise and cinamon sticks: can be bundled or hung with string, twine or hemp. (buy from Asian food stores for better value)
Lavender bundles: tie a few strands of dried lavender together with jute or hemp thread and add to the tree.
Other items: Feathers, whole red apples (use small ones) Kumquats, rafia ribbon ties.